New chickens pecking Silkie's feet


6 Years
Apr 5, 2013
I got my new day-old Golden comets today and they are pecking my Silkie's feet. I have two silkies in there but they are only picking on one of them. I separated them to let her feet heal and in hopes that they will forget about them. Any other suggestions? She's just started getting feathers on her feet and I guess they are irresistable.

Thanks for any help.

Edited to add:
used peroxide on silkie's feet, found posts about pine tar, and other ideas that i can try. I just wasn't sure if it was a new chick thing or if they are likely to forget once she's healed.

These are my first chickens
Last edited:
Most likely will be O.K. once the feet are healed. Just confused or hungry chicks... I think you did the right thing already!
No doubt you have thought of that, but keep a close eye on them when they are together again, perhaps separate them for the first night when it's hard to see what's going on.

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom